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apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect